Summary: Best brand of rice cooker on the market in my opinion. Rice is ready and cooked to perfection when you want it. Not just a hot pot to boil water like other brands. Highly recommend this brand if you are in the market for a rice cooker. Don't waste your money on other brands even if you think they are reputable. This one really cooks rice!
Summary: I wish it was a little easier to use or that it gave some sort of indication that it was working and set to go. It does have really good results though! Rice, Quinoa & Steel cut oats are perfect every time!
Summary: We loved our Aroma ARC-1000 so much that we bought this as a present for my brother-in-law's family. The stainless steel finish looked nicer in their kitchen than our white rice cooker. We should have taken a closer look at the picture because although it has the same number of buttons, it does not have the same features. There is no quick rice function here, and it does not give a countdown of the final 9 minutes before the rice is ready.
Summary: This rice cooker cooks the rice but that's about all the good things I can say about it. If the rice is left in the cooker until the "warm" stage it comes out browned on the bottom and sometimes with a crust. I've had to explain this to dinner guests but I don't think they believe me. It tastes fine. The inside top of the cooker is hard to clean. It accumulates rice starch that has to be scraped off. My last cooker had a lid that could be removed to clean.
Great Product, does the job well - pretty fool proof (Is this last reviewer for real?)
30 June 2010
Summary: Aroma makes solid rice cookers, all the reviews are pretty good across the board -- this one is no different. It's very similar to some of the cheaper digital models but has more features. I'm not sure how the sensor logic (fuzzy logic) works, but the rice comes out perfectly, no timer, no worry about perfectly measuring.
Summary: I've owned Aroma rice cookers before (different sizes, all with the glass lid) and they were worked out fine. For everyday use, I have a small Tiger rice cooker which is still working great after several years of daily use. I bought the Aroma ARC-960SB from Costco because I wanted a bigger rice cooker with the hinged lid for occasional parties at my house.
Summary: The most important question when assessing a rice cooker is "Does it do a good job cooking the rice?" Any comments about the other features are moot if the rice turns out poorly. I have had this rice cooker for nearly two years and have never had much luck cooking good rice. There is always a burned film on the bottom of the pan that I have to throw out. Furthermore, the rice is usually dry when it is finished.